A 14th, 15th century design Rhakine period Arakanese Buddha statue.
Arakan Burmese Buddha images were mostly sitting in the crossed legged position - padmasana. In this very rare depiction, Lord Buddha is standing. The most striking feature of Arakanese art is the larger size of the ushnisha on top of the Buddha’s head as particularly depicted in this Burmese Buddha statue. This represents that the Buddha has achieved a celestial level.
Lord Buddha's hands are in the gesture of giving refuge also known as sharanamagana mudra. The circle symbolizes the taking of refuge as the union of method and wisdom, and the three extended fingers represent the Three Jewels of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha as the objects of refuge.
This wood sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the very talented artists of Myanmar (Burma). Every piece is truly unique!